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Gem 1838-O No Stars Dime at November 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Gem 1838-O No Stars Dime at November 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The No Stars Liberty Seated dimes of 1837 and 1838 are often considered Gobrecht’s little masterpieces. Uncluttered by stars on either side, Liberty sits majestically at center, placed upon a perfectly sized canvas that allows appreciation of the obverse motif without being distracted by […]

By September 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 5

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 5

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In my last article (see Part 4, above), I told of being with Josiah Lilly when he learned that the polio vaccine his company had been working on was approved for use. Here I continue […]

By September 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Paper Money Sale Yields Strong Results

Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Paper Money Sale Yields Strong Results

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Paper Money Sale was once again a success! As one of the more diverse Hong Kong Auctions in recent memory, collectors and dealers from all over Asia and the rest of the world were poised to bid on […]

By September 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers – Outstanding Quality Romanian 20 Lei

Stack’s Bowers – Outstanding Quality Romanian 20 Lei

By Kyle Ponterio – Stack’s Bowers Auctions ……   The ANA World’s Fair of Money auction has come and gone, and many rare and interesting numismatic treasures have found new homes, including a nice selection of Romanian coinage. One piece stands out not as the highest price realized in the auction, but as a testament […]

By September 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
1854 Kellogg $20 Featured in November Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

1854 Kellogg $20 Featured in November Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Economic growth catalyzed by the California Gold Rush in the early 1850s spurred demand for circulating coinage throughout the West. Unimpressed by the production of private minting firms, the citizens of California proposed that the state establish an assay office in order to regulate […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
World Paper Money – Finest Known Issued, Uncancelled Zanzibar 5 Rupees

World Paper Money – Finest Known Issued, Uncancelled Zanzibar 5 Rupees

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   In the Stack’s Bowers official January New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction, we are pleased to offer an extremely rare, and well-preserved Zanzibar 5 rupees banknote. This tiny geographic area is a semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania. Microlithic tools have proven that […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Condition Census Gem 1833 Capped Bust Half Dollar in Rarities Night Baltimore Auction

Condition Census Gem 1833 Capped Bust Half Dollar in Rarities Night Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   With a mintage of just over 5.2 million pieces, the 1833 Capped Bust half dollar is one of the more available issues of the series. This was the second year of to employ the new obverse master die that had been crafted by Chief […]

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers: Condition Census 1798 S-166 Draped Bust Cent to Be Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Stack’s Bowers: Condition Census 1798 S-166 Draped Bust Cent to Be Featured in Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   The Draped Bust cents of 1798 represent one of the most dynamic issues of early American copper coinage, with significant modifications to both the obverse and reverse design types throughout the year. With 46 distinct die pairings, the challenge this issue presents to collectors […]

By September 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 4

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 4

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 On our visit to Eagle’s Nest to deliver the gold coins we had assembled for Mr. Lilly and that he had examined during his visit to Stack’s in spring 1954, my father and I were able to examine […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction of Chinese, World Coins and Paper Money Brings over $4.1 Million

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction of Chinese, World Coins and Paper Money Brings over $4.1 Million

August is always an exciting time in Kowloon, Hong Kong, as hundreds of coin and paper money dealers, collectors and enthusiasts gather for a week of world class auctions. This past week was no exception as Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio brought their annual sale to the Mira Hotel attracting spirited bidders from throughout the world. […]

Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $4.89 Million

Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $4.89 Million

Warm sunny weather greeted attendees to the annual ANA convention last week as they brought spirited bidding to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The World and Ancient coins sessions realized nearly US$4.9 million (including the standard buyer’s premium) as part of the overall Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA […]

Eliasberg Gold Shines Brightly at Stack’s Bowers 2016 ANA U.S. Coins Auction

Eliasberg Gold Shines Brightly at Stack’s Bowers 2016 ANA U.S. Coins Auction

Even three-and-a-half decades after the original dispersal of his incredible gold coin collection, Louis E Eliasberg, Sr. was the champion at the Stack’s Bowers August 2016 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money United States coins realized over US$13.1 million as part of the overall Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA auction, which in total […]

Paper Money News – Rarities Shine in $3+ Million Stack’s Bowers ANA U.S. Currency Auction

Paper Money News – Rarities Shine in $3+ Million Stack’s Bowers ANA U.S. Currency Auction

  Fr. 1700. 1933 $10 Silver Certificate. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ The U.S. Currency sessions of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money realized more than US$3 million as part of the firm’s ANA convention auction, which in total brought over $21 million. All prices realized include […]

Stack’s Bowers ANA World Paper Money Auction Yields Strong Results

Stack’s Bowers ANA World Paper Money Auction Yields Strong Results

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their August 2016 ANA World Paper Money Sale. This sale produced pleasing results, with many lots fetching above their high estimate. This sale solidified the notion that many areas of the World Paper Money market are continuing to grow! All in all, the entire Stack’s […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries presents RARITIES NIGHT at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers Galleries presents RARITIES NIGHT at ANA World’s Fair of Money

A Gala Event! Beginning on Thursday afternoon at five o’clock at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) convention in Anaheim (8 PM Eastern Daylight Time) our Rarities Night will get underway. Year after year, Rarities Night has been a tradition — a highlight numismatic event. Get set for a gala evening as many scarce, rare, and […]

World Paper Money Auctions – Rare French Specimen Proofs

World Paper Money Auctions – Rare French Specimen Proofs

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering two very significant French Specimen Proofs in our World Paper Money Session at our official auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. One is known to collectors as the “Colbert note” and is a very rare specimen proof, […]

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 3

Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   Part 1 | Part 2 As I explained in an earlier part of this story, Stack’s involvement with the Josiah K. Lilly Collection all started with his initial visit to our storefront in New York. As related he and his wife traveled to Florida each winter […]

Preview of Stack’s Bowers Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Preview of Stack’s Bowers Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held Monday August 15 through Wednesday April 17 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading auctioneer of […]

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auction – Gem Chinese 1910 Pattern Dragon Dollar

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auction – Gem Chinese 1910 Pattern Dragon Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   This week’s preview for the Stack’s Bowers upcoming August Hong Kong Showcase Auction is a lovely Dragon Pattern Dollar from the final period of the Chinese Empire and the Qing (Ch’ing) Dynasty. The Central Mint in Tientsin – operated by the Board of Revenue […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Asian Paper Money Auction Aug. 15-17

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Asian Paper Money Auction Aug. 15-17

The ever-growing Asian Paper Money market has become quite a competitive area in numismatics, as many throw their hats into the ring. For decades, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio has been the source for collectors and dealers alike whenever they wanted to view and bid on fresh, rare, and unique material. The firm’s Hong Kong Auction […]

Harvey Stack Remembers Chet Krause

Harvey Stack Remembers Chet Krause

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   It was with great sadness and a feeling of personal loss that I learned of the recent passing of my dear friend Chet Krause. I remember first meeting him when he visited Stack’s in New York City. He was there to sit down and talk to […]

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auctions – Hupeh Tael with Large Characters

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auctions – Hupeh Tael with Large Characters

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   This preview for our upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction features a lovely Hupeh Tael, a perennially popular issue. The Hupeh Tael was part of a projected coinage reform based on the traditional Chinese weight standard rather than the dollar […]

Stack’s Bowers Official ANA World’s Fair Paper Money Auction on August 10

Stack’s Bowers Official ANA World’s Fair Paper Money Auction on August 10

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official paper money auction at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday August 10 in Anaheim, California. The sale is chock full of new National Bank Note discoveries, high grade rarities, ultra-high denominations, and the most important Military Payment Certificate collection ever […]

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auctions – Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Dollar

Stack’s Bowers World Coin Auctions – Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   The upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction is rapidly approaching and this week we preview a fantastic vintage Chinese rarity, the Sun Yat-sen “Mausoleum” Dollar. Richard Placht, medalist and engraver for the Vienna Mint designed this pattern that features the […]

Stack’s Bowers to Host 2016 ANA Auction in Sunny California

Stack’s Bowers to Host 2016 ANA Auction in Sunny California

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming World Coin, Ancient Coin & World Paper Money Auction, to be held in conjunction with the 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money between August 9 and 13. The sale will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Avenue in […]

US Paper Money – Rare T-4 $50 “Montgomery” at Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

US Paper Money – Rare T-4 $50 “Montgomery” at Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

By Brad Ciociola – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   One of the “Big Six” of Confederate Currency, the T-4 1861 $50 was the last of the four Confederate Treasury notes to be issued while the Confederate capital was located in Montgomery, Alabama. These high-quality notes were produced by the National Bank Note Company and […]

Matte Proof Gold Coin –  1914 Indian Quarter Eagle at Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night Auction

Matte Proof Gold Coin – 1914 Indian Quarter Eagle at Stack’s Bowers Rarities Night Auction

US Gold Coins – Matte Proof  Gold Coin – 1914 Indian quarter eagle By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   To be offered in the Rarities Night session of our Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August is a gorgeous Matte Proof Gold Coin – 1914 Indian […]

Exonumia: Some Double – or Triple – Denomination Curiosities

Exonumia: Some Double – or Triple – Denomination Curiosities

By Frank Van Valen – Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   The beauty of exonumia is that it knows no boundaries.  If it has to do with numismatics in some remote way, that’s generally good enough for an exonumia collector. My personal collection contains paper, wood, metal, plastic, and Bakelite items and more. […]

World Paper Money – The Charminar: Proof of Architectural Beauty

World Paper Money – The Charminar: Proof of Architectural Beauty

By Aris Maragoudakis – Currency Specialist, Stack’s Bowers ……   Our August Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money features an exceptional and rare hand-drawn artist proposal. This marvelous Artist Essay exudes everything collectible about Indian paper money, from guilloché borders, and calligraphic writing, to striking lifelike vignettes. This piece is hand drawn […]

World Coins – Exceedingly Rare Silver Pattern Russian Coin

World Coins – Exceedingly Rare Silver Pattern Russian Coin

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries official August ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction is edging ever closer. For this preview we have a fantastic and exceedingly rare pattern. This coin was produced in Russia during the reign of Empress Catherine II (the Great). Also, Catherine […]

 
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